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Liverpool launch investigation into claims Reds fans were ‘assaulted’ by Spanish police at Sevilla game

Some Liverpool fans were allegedly assaulted by police as they entered Sevilla's stadium

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Liverpool are investigating claims that fans were mistreated by Spanish police ahead on Tuesday’s Champions League game at Sevilla.

Some Reds supporters were allegedly assaulted and denied entry to the stadium before the 3-3 Champions League draw in Seville.

The match kicked off with almost half the away section still empty with reports of delays getting in and supporters being turned away or let in and being told to sit in any seat rather than the one they had been allocated.

There were also claims on social media, which have not been verified, of fans being assaulted by police.

"Following detailed and troubling accounts given by Liverpool supporters attending the match against Sevilla last night, the club is seeking to establish the facts regarding their treatment at the hands of the host stewards and local police force," said a Liverpool spokesman.

"The safety and security of our supporters is our paramount concern and we intend to gather all the relevant information before responding further."

Governing body UEFA have confirmed they are aware of the experiences of some travelling Liverpool supporters.

"We are aware that there were some issues at the away supporters entrances in regards to fans accessing the stadium," a spokesperson for UEFA said.

"We have no further comment to make at this stage."

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